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ED1421 - Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Limited offering available to RATEP students only. External offering available only to students enrolled in the ECE major.

This subject is an introduction to contemporary theories and practices about language and literacy education. The subject introduces concepts involved in discussing and analysing language and discourse, with a central emphasis on how both spoken and written language works in social contexts. Topics include language and culture; the development of language and literacy; second language learning and classroom talk. There is also a focus on academic writing and critical approaches to media texts. This subject examines theories and practices pertaining to language acquisition, literacy teaching and learning, and oracy. It also provides 'real life' examples as a means of contextualising theories and making these relevant to the world of teaching. The content presented in this subject bears relevance to early childhood, primary, middle and secondary schooling contexts, and to all subject areas - adopting and promoting a cross-curricular approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply strategies for reading, writing and analysing academic texts;
  • describe current approaches in the fields of language, literacy and second language learning;
  • analyse and comment on short transcripts of classroom talk and various other texts;
  • define key concepts related to language and literacy, language development and use and language functions;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an introduced level.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mrs Lorraine Cordukes.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: presentation (15%); essays (15%); analytical written tasks (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in invigilated literacy test

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mrs Lorraine Cordukes.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - collaborate tutorials
Assessment: essays (15%); presentation (15%); analytical written tasks (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in invigilated literacy test

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (15%); presentation (15%); analytical written tasks (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in invigilated literacy test

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: essays (15%); presentation (15%); analytical written tasks (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in invigilated literacy test

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Robyn Anderson, <Person not found>, Ms Hweeleng Toh-heng.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentation (15%); essays (15%); analytical written tasks (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory performance in invigilated literacy test

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